Friends, the other evening after I had started work, a friend on Facebook was kind enough to share a new music video from The Merkins – one that featured a take of Guns N’ Roses by way of The Mandarlorian. A parody of “Sweet Child o’ Mine” – which was originally included on Guns N’ Roses debut studio album entitled Appetite for Destruction and released in June of ’88. Furthermore the song would find itself being released as the third single from the band two months later – claiming the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 list.
Now one wouldn’t think that a song that has been said to have had a Lynyrd Skynyrd inspiration would lend itself well to the Star Wars universe… but it most certainly does. The Merkins hit some of the high points of The Mandalorian television series with their song parody entitled “Green Child o’ Mine“. As a matter of fact if you’ve not had the pleasure of seeing the first season or even the first two episodes of the second season – consider yourself warned that there are MINOR spoilers in the video and this article.
After watching “Green Child o’ Mine“, my first thought was I wish I could get my hands on that Armorer helmet that Jesse Trillet sports in the video. I don’t feel like anyone will disagree that the Child captured the hearts and imagination of all of us Star Wars fans in the first season – but it was the Armorer (Emily Swallow) that was hands down my favorite character. This is the way.
For what it might be worth, this is not the first time we’ve shared the wonderful music of The Merkins – back in May we presented their excellent parody of George Michael’s “Faith” – which happened to feature a rocking version of Michael Myers. As well as a take on The Brady Bunch with a slew of horror icons like Pennywise the Dancing Clown, Chucky, Freddy Krueger, and more as “The Deadly Bunch“.
In closing out this article, I believe the real question is if we are going to be fortunate enough to see more Star Wars related music from The Merkins in the near future?